Today I attempted to make a quick run to the grocery store for just 2 items. That’s it – only 2. Thus, I made a bee line for the Express Lane expecting it to be the quickest. Why do I think this? I do not know. I’m am pretty sure that the Express Lane has never been express in any sense of the word. Ever.
Most of the time, you get behind those people that apparently cannot count to 15…really how hard is that for an adult…and insist on pushing their baskets which are full to overflowing, and not even remotely close to 15 items or less (you know who you are). Why? Do they think that sign is for everyone EXCEPT for them! Really?!? This just really irks me.
Other times, you might get lucky like I did today and get in line behind someone that actually has less than 15 items – Yippee! Its a red letter day! But not so fast! it only looks good. Right up until the lady in front of me separates her items into 3 different transactions….Seriously!?! It is maybe $15 worth of things….just pay for it all at once for crying out loud.
But wait, the fun has only just begun because then comes the dreaded action for anyone that has ever been in a line at the grocery store….she whips out the checkbook.
Are you kidding me?!? Did you drive here in a covered wagon?!?!?
I think that there are really people, like this lady, that have no idea what a debit card really is. It looks like a credit card so they think it is a credit card. News flash people!! A debit card is just like a check only the people in line behind you don’t have to wait an eternity for you to slowly (check writers are always the slowest writers on the planet – am I right?) write out every line of your little antiquated check and then write it all down in your little check register.
On top of everything else, these rogue check writing people wouldn’t know what time management is if it slapped them in the face (which did actually flit through my mind. Briefly. I resisted). Do they start writing everything out on the check except the amount while the checker is running the items through? Oh no! They have to wait until the checker is completely finished with the entire transaction before even so much as writing the date on their check – the date will hopefully be the same before the transaction began as it will be after the transaction although in the situation I now find myself that may not be the case…..
I am not known for my patience but this was ridiculous!
To make matters worse, if that were even possible – yes, you guessed it- she wrote a check for all 3 transactions!
Please go get a debit card.
I’m better now….